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SF Writer, Rob Sawyer on Planet of The Apes, Star Trek, Nuclear War and Gilligan’s Island

June 28, 2008

On October 2, 2007, Hugo and Nebula award winning SF author, Robert J. Sawyer gave  a talk at the University of Waterloo entitled “A Galaxy Far, Far Away” My Ass!, about science fiction’s relevance for the here and now.

TVOntario’s lecture series Big Ideas was on hand to record it, and an MP3 of the soundtrack has been online here.

Evan Steacy has taken that soundtrack and put images to it, making a wonderful trio of YouTube videos of the talk. He came up with the perfect image for just about every point.

Episode 1: Planet of the Apes, Star Trek, and Frankenstein (6 minutes, 48 seconds)

Episode 2: H.G. Wells and Jules Verne (4 minutes, 0 seconds)

Episode 3: Star Wars (5 minutes, 17 seconds)

Photo: Impassioned Delivery by: StarbuckGuy on Flicker. Creative Commons License.

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